Three More WCOAP Champions Crowned; Main Event is Today

Three more partypoker players can call themselves APAT WCOAP champions after a trio of Championship Events crowned their winners. The PLO, Turbo Knockout, and Turbo are now done and dusted, paving the way to the massive $150,000 guaranteed WCOAP Main Eventand its $20,000 guaranteed Mini Main Event cousin.

Suokas Wins PLO Championship For Finland

Jarkko Suokas took down the PLO Championship and saw his $55 investment turn into $2,386. Finnish poker players tend to love pot-limit Omaha and Suokas is definitely in that camp.

Suokas defeated Kazakhstan’s Andrey Tin heads-up to lock up the title and the lion’s share of the prize pool. Tin collected $1,651 for his runner-up finish, which will go some way to numbing the pain of falling at the final hurdle.

Third-place finisher Andrey Kilyushev was the tournament’s other recipient of a four-figure prize. The man from Russia scooped $1,158.

WCOAP #13 – PLO Championship Final Table Results

1Jarkko SuokasFinland$2,386
2Andrey TinKazakhstan$1,651
3Andrey KilyushevRussia$1,158
4Jean YipBelgium$777
5Ronaldn GijtenbeekNetherlands$560
6Drew AtkinsCanada$439
7Steven FraserUnited Kingdom$353

The Czech Republic Has a WCOAP Champion

Tomas Lestina is more than $6,000 richer today thanks to winning the Turbo Knockout Championship. The bounty payments grew large by the time the final table was reached and it was Lestina who secured the biggest of them all.

The Czech grinder’s $3,160 first-place prize was bolstered by a bounty payment weighing in at $3,035, making for a total combined score worth $6,195. His bounty prize was so large because a PKO tournament’s champion gets their hand on their own bounty when they’re the last player standing.

Thomas Reilly of the United Kingdom was the event’s runner-up. Reilly walked away with a combined prize worth $3,609, an impressive return on a $55 investment.

All but two of the seven finalists scooped four-figures when bounties were included, showing you don’t have to spend a lot to win big at partypoker.

WCOAP #14 – Turbo Knockout Championship Final Table Results

1Tomas LestinaCzech Republic$3,160$3,035
2Thomas ReillyUnited Kingdom$3,155$454
3Max HoffmannBelgium$2,123$1,094
4Jan BuclCzech Republic$1,401$178
5Vitaliy OstrovyiUkraine$931$143
6Matthew CarterUnited Kingdom$711$250
7Andreas GollGermany$498$321

Kafouros Wins Turbo Championship For Greece

Greek player Georigios Kafouros won the penultimate Championship event of the WCOAP, namely the Turbo Championship.

Some 657 players bought in and created a $32,850 prize pool that was way more than the advertised $20,000 guarantee. The tournament concluded a shade over five hours after the first cards were pitched, meaning Kafouros’ $5,696 top prize was the equivalent of a $1,100 hourly rate, wow!

Kafouros defeated James Reid when the tournament was heads-up, leaving Reid to collect $3,954.

Other players who navigated their way to the final table and banked a four-figure prize were Theodoros KonstantinidisViteslav Cech, and Aleksey Konoplev.

WCOAP #15 – Turbo Championship Final Table Results

1Georgios KafourosGreece$5,696
2James ReidUnited Kingdom$3,954
3Theodoros KonstantinidisMalta$2,744
4Viteslav CechCzech Republic$1,832
5Aleksey KonoplevRussia$1,228
6Charles ChatthaUnited Kingdom$946
7Antoan AsenovBulgaria$716

Other WCOAP Winners

  • Eryck Soares Lopes Rabelo – first-place in the WCOAP Mini Turbo Knockout for $830*
  • Gustav Henrik Staffan Warn – first-place in the WCOAP Mini Turbo for $814
  • Ben Prior – first-place in the WCOAP Mini PLO for $448

WCOAP Main Events Start at 19:15 GMT

The tournament every APAT member has been waiting for is finally here: the $150,000 guaranteed WCOAP Main Event. 19:15 GMT is when you need to be ready to get your grind on in the $109 buy-in Main Event, which is the same time the $11 buy-in $20,000 guaranteed Mini Main Event takes place.

Satellites for the Main Event start at only $1.10 and are running right now. Good luck!